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Type: Book chapter
Title: Scientific persona performance through online biographies and their relationship to historical models
Author: Barbour, K.
Ankeny, R.
Plewa, C.
Conduit, J.
Citation: Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: Incarnations and Contestations, 2021 / Niskanen, K., Barany, M. (ed./s), Ch.8, pp.215-233
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publisher Place: London, United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2021
ISBN: 9783030496050
Editor: Niskanen, K.
Barany, M.
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Kim Barbour, Rachel A. Ankeny, Carolin Plewa, and Jodie Conduit
Abstract: In this chapter, Barbour et al. explore the relationship between historical models of scientific personas and the ways in which present-day scientists represent themselves through their online biographies. The core argument is that identifiable features of the personas produced by historical scientists continue to be reproduced, at least in part, by scientists working in the present day. These personas, which were based on the socio-cultural expectations of their times, particularly in the period in which ‘science’ became formalized and recognized, have become part of the discourse about what it means to be a scientist on an international scale. Hence, some key themes are shared between historical scientific personas and contemporary personas constructed through online biographies by scientists who seek to communicate to, and engage, with the broader public.
Rights: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49606-7_8
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